Invest Buffalo Niagara (IBN)

Founded in 1999, Invest Buffalo Niagara is the region’s nonprofit, privately funded economic development organization representing the eight counties of Western New York. Our mission is to attract new employers to the Buffalo Niagara region and support business attraction, expansion, and entrepreneurship. To do so, invest Buffalo Niagara collaborates with local businesses, colleges and universities, nonprofit organizations, and elected officials at the federal, state, and local levels to deliver a unified response to regional economic development opportunities. The team of professional economic development consultants at Invest Buffalo Niagara provides free and confidential services to companies considering the Buffalo Niagara region, particularly for the first time.


BNE is a private/public regional economic development marketing initiative providing business attraction and information services to businesses seeking to expand or relocate to Western New York. Its mission is to be the driving force in marketing the Buffalo Niagara region by establishing our community as a world-recognized place to expand and attract capital investment and quality jobs. The BNE provides 24-hour turnaround on to inquiries regarding everything from site and workforce availability, to tax incentives and permitting processes, to cultural and quality of life issues.

Invest Buffalo Niagara serves as a single point of entry for economic development inquiries and offers a comprehensive suite ofclient-driven project management services to companies and consultants evaluating the market area, including:

Confidential and custom site location assistance

Detailed, comprehensive site/building informationLabor market analysis and demographics

Tailored market research

Facilitation of state and local incentive programming

Personal community and site tours

Introductions to professional service providers and partners

Meetings with community and business leaders

Assistance with workforce and recruitment training needs

Services Provided

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Development (Specialty)
  • Economic Forecast (Specialty)
  • Site Location Assistance (Specialty)
  • Tax Credits (Specialty)

Business Planning

  • Demographic and Census Data (Specialty)
  • Diversification (Specialty)
  • Feasibility Studies (Specialty)
  • Identification and Research of Foreign Markets (Specialty)
  • Market Plan Development (Specialty)
  • Market Research (Specialty)

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Tax Credits (Specialty)

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Industry (Specialty)

Libraries and Research

  • Business Research Resources (Specialty)
  • Demographic/Census Data (Specialty)

Marketing and Sales

  • Competitive Analysis (Specialty)
  • Demographics/Census Data (Specialty)
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing (Specialty)
  • Feasibility Studies (Specialty)
  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets (Specialty)
  • Market Plan Development and Training (Specialty)
  • Market Research (Specialty)

Networking and Associations

  • Demographically Based (Specialty)
  • Geographically Based (Specialty)
  • Industry Specific (Specialty)
  • International Trade (Specialty)
  • Small Business/General (Specialty)

Nonprofit and Social Enterprise

  • Strategic Planning (Specialty)
  • Technical Services (Specialty)


  • Site Location Assistance (Specialty)

Operations and Logistics

  • Freight and Distribution (Specialty)
  • Locating Freight Forwarders/Customs Brokers (Specialty)

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources (Specialty)
  • Feasibility Studies (Specialty)
  • Site Location (Specialty)

Tax Services

  • State Tax Credit Information (Specialty)
  • Tax Credits (Specialty)

Technical Assistance

  • Industrial Technology Research (Specialty)
  • Technology Transfer (Specialty)
Contact Information
Kim Grant
257 W. Genesee Street
Suite 600
Buffalo, NY 14202